Name: Lactarius montanus (Hesler & A.H. Sm.) Montoya & Bandala
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Rank: Species

Status: Accepted

Name: Lactarius montanus

ICN Identifier: missing

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Author: (Hesler & A.H. Sm.) Montoya & Bandala

Citation: Mycotaxon 85: 400 (2003)


Domain: Eukarya

Kingdom: Fungi

Phylum: Basidiomycota

Class: Agaricomycetes

Order: Russulales

Family: Russulaceae

Genus: Lactarius

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Cap: 3-11 cm; convex with an incurved margin when young, becoming flat or shallowly depressed; sticky when very fresh but soon dry; bald; finely rugged; brownish lilac to lilac brown or brownish purple or purplish gray; without concentric zones of color, or occasionally with faint zones.

Gills: Broadly attached to the stem or beginning to run down it; close; whitish to creamy; stained lilac to purple (eventually brownish) by the milk where damaged.

Stem: 3-10 cm long; 1-3 cm thick; club-shaped, becoming more or less equal with maturity; dry or slightly sticky when fresh; without potholes; whitish to purplish buff; often stained yellow in places, especially near the base; bruising and discoloring lilac to purple.

Flesh: White; staining lilac when sliced.

Milk: White; copious; staining tissues lilac to purple.

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